Tatu Gatere is KDI’s new Kenya Country Director. Since joining in July 2015 Tatu’s first 6 months have been a whirlwind of finishing-up ongoing projects (Kibera Public Space Project 07) and starting new ones (Anwa Productive Public Learning Space). With another major Productive Public Learning Space starting this year, and ongoing programs on Urban Flooding, Youth Engagement and our #TuJengeKibera campaign we’re confident 2016 will be Tatu’s year!
A little more about Tatu below:
Tatu was born and raised in Nairobi Kenya, but left home at the age of 21 to pursue an education in Architecture. She received her Bachelor of Architecture Degree from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville U.S.A. after completing a diploma at the University of The District of Columbia, in Washington D.C. U.S.A.
She first landed in Washington D.C. but spent the next few years pursuing a passion for culture and architecture in many amazing cities in North America and Europe. She sought to explore architecture and urbanism in Rome Italy, Nova Scotia Canada, Copenhagen, Denmark and Nairobi Kenya and has experience working with architects in Seattle, WA, Johannesburg, SA and Nairobi, Kenya. She is constantly inspired by the intersection of design and culture, and believes that beautiful,safe, efficient buildings and public spaces should be within reach of families, societies and communities irrespective of economic or social status.
When not thinking about architecture Tatu often obsesses about food and wine, she is passionate about cooking and all things food and truly believes that life is too short to be spent drinking bad wine.